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In Wake Of VT Shooting Students Request Guns On Campus For Protection

Posted: 2:37 PM Aug 12, 2007
Last Updated: 2:42 PM Aug 12, 2007
August 12, 2007

Some college students are pushing for their schools to allow them to carry guns on campus.

They say they should have the right to protect themselves in the event of a shooting like the one that left 33 people dead at Virginia Tech.

Andrew Dysart, a George Mason University senior, has organized a chapter of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus.

The group hopes to convince legislators to overturn a Virginia law that allows universities to prohibit students, faculty and staff members with gun permits from carrying their weapons on campus.

Dysart says that the students at Tech should have had a chance to defend themselves.

Virginia law allows schools to decide whether to allow students with concealed-weapons permits to carry their guns on campus.

One state school, Blue Ridge Community College, does allow it. Schools cannot prohibit non-students or other outsiders from carrying weapons onto campuses if they have legal permits.
 

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Good for them. There isn't much legislatively they can do, right? The law already allows it, but the school places severe restrictions on it, correct? I can't wait for the campus carry bill to come back up here in GA.
 

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ptsmith24 said:
Good for them. There isn't much legislatively they can do, right? The law already allows it, but the school places severe restrictions on it, correct?
Well, sure, they can change the law to preempt campus "regulations." In fact, they tried, and failed, to do that over the aggressive lobbying of, drum roll please, Virginia Tech!
 

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misawa said:
ptsmith24 said:
I can't wait for the campus carry bill to come back up here in GA.
:ditto: However, by the time that happens I will have left the halls of academia - at least until I make my mind up about grad school.
It may pass in time to help your children.........

Maybe... :?:

:eek:ldtimer:
 

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Macktee said:
misawa said:
ptsmith24 said:
I can't wait for the campus carry bill to come back up here in GA.
:ditto: However, by the time that happens I will have left the halls of academia - at least until I make my mind up about grad school.
It may pass in time to help your children.........

Maybe... :?:

:eek:ldtimer:
Little me's running around??? :shock:
 

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ptsmith24 said:
Macktee said:
misawa said:
ptsmith24 said:
I can't wait for the campus carry bill to come back up here in GA.
:ditto: However, by the time that happens I will have left the halls of academia - at least until I make my mind up about grad school.
It may pass in time to help your children.........

Maybe... :?:

:eek:ldtimer:
Little me's running around??? :shock:
:scared:
 

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ptsmith24 said:
Macktee said:
misawa said:
ptsmith24 said:
I can't wait for the campus carry bill to come back up here in GA.
:ditto: However, by the time that happens I will have left the halls of academia - at least until I make my mind up about grad school.
It may pass in time to help your children.........

Maybe... :?:

:eek:ldtimer:
Little me's running around??? :shock:
That's brilliant! Not only can I work on my lead, but I can also help clean out the gene pool!
 
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